Traffic Commute Car Club

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Traffic Commute is formed to:
  • save gasoline
    save time
    save lives
    and reduce stress & pollution.

  • It is based on:· 
    Logic
    ​​physic
    common sense
    awareness
    AND FUN

    When most people drive & repeat the drive they did the day before. This is not the first time behind the wheel. We know how to buckle our seatbelt, turn on the ignition, put the vehicle in gear & go by touching which peddle. We are repeating behaviors that were successful in the past. When we are daily in a traffic jam, we still successfully reach our destination. The issue is it is costing us, money, time & wasting resources. In order to move, SPACE is required. If we see stopped cars on the freeway up ahead, we know we have to brake, stop or change lanes before we hit them. If we stop behind the car, we have successful accomplished our goal. No accident. Unfortunately, stopping does not improve our traveling time.

    New culture is available. Traffic Commute is here to provide a different perspective to improve your results. Share with others, if you want your savings to grow.
    These are the main requirements in improving your drives:
    ​ Awareness
    Space
    Movement
    Information
    ​ Cooperation

    ​In the example above, it resulted in no accident, it was a perfectly good result, and the solution involved no space to move and no forward motion. New actions can improve traffic flow for all. When we don't communicate a new idea to make things better, we are killing that idea. Please join the club and participate with drives & communication. A group is stronger & more powerful, & more capable than an individual alone. As Lucy once said paraphrasing her, fingers and a thumb individually are good, but balled up together they make a fist. Let's turn driving from an individual game to a group driving game.

    1) A trip is 420 miles. If we drive 70 mph and we stop for an hour during our trip, we are not driving the most efficient way to our location. Someone going 60 mph with no stops will get there at the same time as us and save gas, and wear on their brakes and tires, their vehicle, and the road. (It is a mathematical example.) Constant speed is more efficient. If we are constantly and consistently moving without braking, we are increasing our average speed. If we brake and stop, our average speed will plummet it and our drive time will increase.

    2) If we stop, it is likely the drivers behind us will stop. Before we move again, we wait for the vehicle ahead of us to move. I timed a wait of 2.5 second per car. This is the 2.5 second rule. Every stopped vehicle is 2.5 seconds. If there were 12 cars stopped, the wait would be a 30 seconds. Every time we stop, our car is running for no reason or we are getting zero miles per gallon or watts. Coasting in saves us gas, reduces air pollution, gives time for vehicles to get moving, and you save all the cars behind you by moving & creating open space behind you. You increase everyone's gas mileage, reduce drive time, and help your community keep their cars moving to save.

    3) If we are going 65 mph, and “Rush Hour” traffic is going 50 mph, we will run out of space and movement. We will cause plenty of brake lights and eventually stop the freeway behind us. During “Rush Hour”, we can vary our speed by 2 or 3 mph high or low than the vehicle in front of us. This will create or use space and allow traffic to flow. Drive like a "Convoy". Convoys provides efficient movement, adjustments to environmental conditions, and mutual support. Everyone wins and gets to their destination faster, safer & cheaper.

    ​​Here are several alternative solutions with space and movement. The objective is moving as fast as possible and limiting braking.

    ​1) When we see stopped vehicles or brake lights on the freeway ahead of us, we take our foot off the accelerator and coast in to the slow down. Your vehicle moves slower into the jam. It takes longer to reach the jam. It uses the energy already expended more efficiently. This action allows more time for the blockage to clear. It does not waste our gas or add time to our drive.
    2) Instead of stopping half a car length behind the stopped car, we slow down to 5 mph with 3 car lengths between you and the stopped vehicle and continue to decrease speed. Best speed keeps us moving without stopping. Best speed allows us and the vehicles behind us to move as fast as possible. 5 mph is better than 0 mph. This action lets us use fuel for a reason.

    ​3) If we keep moving, everyone behind us can move. This saves everyone from the stopped car 2.5 second rule. This helps us and the people behind us to get to our destination faster. (Here is where we save up to 60 hours of reduced commute time. This creates a more efficient commutewith less braking and a higher rate of speed. With open space, you are creating a 10 second cushion for your lane.

    4) Our driving creates the new environment, not our comments or observations of other drivers. Drive the right way

     regardless of what we see or hear. Follow the rules of movement. Self-interest creates "FILL"s. "FILL"s are Fully 

     Integrated Lane Losers. Pay attention to what the other drivers are doing and remember that two wrongs don't make a

     right. It compounds to make traffic worse.


This is a new driving culture, a group driving culture. We have suggestions for "Rush Hour", regular freeway and city driving. All designed to save us money, time, reduce stress and waste, and eliminate traffic jams. They will be available to our heroes, space managers, members, sponsors, and partners. Please "Follow" on Twitter, TCCarclub or contact at mrankin@trafficcommute.com. There is a big difference between I drive well & we drive well. Contact to find out how much it saves you, your family & your business.

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